March 25, 2014

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cannolis


Raise your right hand high if you love chocolate!

Raise your left hand high if you love peanut butter!

How many of you have BOTH hands in the air??  Thought so!
Did you know that today, March 25, is Chocolate Peanut Butter Day? It is!! Funny how there are so many obscure "days" on the calendar. This one however is delicious!! My foodie friends Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook decided it would be really fun to gather a group of food bloggers together to celebrate the deliciousness of all that is chocolate & peanut butter. Today 31 of us are sharing what we came up with. To follow along the fun and deliciousness look for #chocPBday on your favorite social media streams. For more deliciousness than most of us mere mortals can handle, follow our Pinterest board. To make this even more fun our friends OXO, King Arthur Flour and Peanut Butter & Co have generously provided products for a giveaway any baker would want to get their hands on!

Are you feelin' lucky?



Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cannoli

1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
4 cannoli shells
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 TBS butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
Chocolate chips and powdered sugar for garnish

Melt your chocolate chips either in your microwave or in a double boiler.  Once melted, generously dip the edges of each cannoli into the chocolate.  Place cannoli shells on a parchment lined baking sheet to firm up, either at room temperature (if it is not hot out), in your refrigerator or cool garage.


Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and heavy cream in your mixer bowl and mix on medium until smooth (2 minutes).


Just before serving, fill each cannoli shell with the filling, piping some into each end.  You can simply use a baggie that seals (or a pastry bag), snip of one corner to allow a 1/2 inch opening.  Place opening into each side of the cannoli shell and squeeze until filled.  Decorate the ends of each cannoli with chocolate chips, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


You can also throw in chocolate chips into the peanut butter filling if you like to have chocolate chips throughout.  Your preference.


Enjoy!!



Check out these amazing recipes from my fellow Chocolate & Peanut Butter Day Bloggers!

Buckeye Cheesecake Bars by Chocolate Moosey
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Scones by All Day I Dream About Food
Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars by Crumb: A Food Blog
Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies by In The Kitchen With KP
Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle by Kelli’s Kitchen
Peanut Butter Chocolate Biscotti by Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Bars by Roxana’s Home Baking
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Blondies by What Smell’s So Good
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cups by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen


Three lucky winners will win one of the following:


Prize Pack #1: OXO Baking Tool Set: One 3-in-1 Egg Separator, One Bent Icing Knife, One Brownie Spatula, One Cake Tester, One Cookie Spatula, One Cupcake Icing Knife, One Cupcake Corer, One Egg Beater, One Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, One Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, One Medium Cookie Scoop


Prize Pack #2: King Arthur Flour ingredients: One bag of all-purpose flour, one package of Guittard bittersweet chocolate disks, and one bottle of  pure vanilla extract


Prize Pack #3: Peanut Butter and Co. package including: one Dark Chocolate Dreams 6-pack, One Variety 6-pack, and One 31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams cookbook

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be picked from random draw. Giveaway ends Monday March 31 at 11:59 PM. The winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond. If not, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

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Good Luck!!


53 comments:

  1. Those look fabulous, Colleen! I can see why you were overrun by a gang of young guys. :) Bet you are the favorite mom on the block!

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    1. Haha! I do enjoy feeding all the kiddos - but now that the boys are 12...They are eating me out of house and home! Its incredible what a gang of boys can put away!

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  2. I make peanut butter squares? Did you have those when you were in school? A lunch lady shared the recipe with me and they are a fantastic hit!

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    1. I do actually - just 4 ingredients (choc, white choc, powdered sugar and heavy cream) what are yours like?

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  3. Chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies will do just fine!

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  4. Best. Cannolis. Ever. I repeat: Best. Cannolis. Ever.

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  5. LOVE that you put this fun twist on cannolis! I grew up with cannolis and think your version looks WAY better! Yum!

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  6. omg, I love your chocolate peanut butter cannolis!!!! I've always wanted to try making cannolis and now I can!! Pinned!

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  7. How did I not know it was chocolate peanut butter day?? I have a chocolate peanut pin board after all. I adore cannoli - these look beyond amazing.

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  8. I love chocolate peanut butter squares!

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  9. What a terrific idea! Your cannolis look amazing!!!

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  10. *both hands in the air, waving wildly and my legs because I LOVE CANNOLI!* you have merged some of my favorite things into 1 package I am OBSESSED with these cannoli!!! eee!

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  11. I make a peanut pie with a chocolate crust and then layered with melted chocolate. Then it's topped with Cool Whip and decorated with stipes of chocolate and peanut butter in a crisscross pattern. It's fabulous!!

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  12. My favorite chocolate-peanut butter treat is Reese's

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  13. Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are my favorite chocolate peanut butter treat!

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  14. My kids eat PB and Nutella sandwiches almost every day!

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  15. My favorite treat might have to be Reese's Pieces - but this is a close call!

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  16. Normally I would pass over a cannoli for anything else. But these babies look amazing.

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  17. These are the king of cannolis, Colleen! No wonder those 12 year old boys devoured everything - I would too! Your photo is fabulous. I wish I could reach into my screen and grab a handful of your cannolis!

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  18. These are amazing looking cannolis! Gorgeous photos too!

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  19. Peanut butter and chocolate brownies
    Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

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  20. Chocolate and peanut butter s'mores!

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  21. I've never had a cannoli, but this one sure is calling my name!

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  22. Ooooh, oooh MEEEEEE! That's me raising both hands in the air. Side note: Can I wave them like I just don't care? I LOVE CANNOLI! That it all...

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  23. Peanut butter cup

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  24. I haven't had canonoli in years. These look amazing, Colleen!

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  25. My favorite is peanut butter cups followed closely by brownies with peanut butter icing

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  26. I like chocolate peanut butter fudge brownies the most.I also like peanut butter cups.

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  27. This is so perfect Colleen!! My co-worker will periodically walk by my cubicle and yell out cannolis!! I need to make these for her... lol.. they're perfect...and I know just as delicious as they look! You're awesome. :-) She is going to love this..

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  28. Those look amazingly delish!! And a couple garnishes could make them into little bunnies for Easter!

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  29. Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies just to name a few. I haven't found any peanut butter and chocolate combination I don't like.

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  30. Oh man, I've been drooling over these every since you posted them on Facebook. They look so stinkin good!

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  31. I seriously love these so so much. Cannoli are one of my favorite desserts--a huge treat whenever I go to Italian bakeries. I love that you combined them with my favorite flavor combo and made them easy to make at home!

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  32. I love that this makes 4 cannolis... so I can share...or not. :) Happy Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!

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  33. This is so wonderful and since cannolies are my very favorite - Don't need a fork or spoon!

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  34. Ok lady you are a genius! Not only do I love this idea, my dad loves both cannolis and chocolate peanut butter. I can't wait to make these for him.

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  35. Chocolate - peanut butter? I'm a purist. I like small pieces of dark chocolate dipped in peanut butter and then cool whip.

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  36. I love anything peanut butter. We always have creamy and crunchy on hand. These cannolis look amazing:) , will have to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. My Mom's recipe for Peanut Blossom cookies

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  38. These are so freakin' gorgeous, girl! I lurve them.

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  39. I crave cannolis. This looks divine. My favorite chocolate peanut butter recipe is Peanut butter pie in a chocolate crust.

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  40. My stepfamily would totally adopt you for this recipe!

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  41. I can't help but love peanut butter cups - they were a special treat my dad would get for me when I was a little girl so there is a sentimental attachment. These cannolis may give them a run for their money though!

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